How to Select Android SDK in Android Studio

How to Select Android SDK in Android Studio

22 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

After importing an Eclipse-Android-Project into Android Studio, you might encounter the error message "Please select Android SDK" when trying to run the application in the simulator. This guide will help you resolve this issue efficiently.

Step-by-Step Solutions

Sync Project with Gradle Files

The most common solution involves syncing your project with Gradle files. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to File -> Sync Project with Gradle Files.
  • Alternatively, you can use the shortcut keys: ⌘ + Shift + A (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + A (Windows/Linux).
  • In the pop-up EditText, type “Sync Project with Gradle Files” and double-click on the option.

This should sync your Gradle file with your project file.

Invalidate Caches and Restart

If the above method does not resolve the issue, try invalidating caches and restarting Android Studio:

  • Go to File -> Invalidate Caches -> Invalidate.
  • Close the project and remove it from the Android Studio project selector window.
  • Quit Android Studio, restart it, and open the project again.

Adjust Gradle Files

If you’re still facing issues, you can try the following:

  • Open the build.gradle file and make a minor change, such as adding a space.
  • Click on the Sync Now button when prompted.

Check SDK Path

Ensure that your Android SDK path is correctly set:

  • Go to File -> Project Structure -> Modules -> App File -> Dependencies Tab -> Module SDK.
  • Make sure the path to your Android SDK folder is correct.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.

Additional Tips

If you are constantly facing this issue, consider downgrading your Gradle version or updating the Kotlin plugin if you are using Kotlin. These steps have resolved the issue for some users.

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